I’ve been eagerly awaiting this day and sharing this recipe with all you fabulous readers. I’ve never made overnight oats and when I saw a recipe that included steel cut oats, I jumped on it! Steel cut oats are my favorite with their chewy, hearty texture.
While these aren’t truly overnight, they require a much abbreviated cook time and are therefore a good option, even for weekday breakfasts. You can also make several servings at a time, doubling or even tripling the recipe. It reheats well, especially with some milk splashed over the top! Mmmm!
1 cup steel cut oats
1 3/4 cups fat free milk
2 Tbsp brown sugar
4 oz (1/2 cup) all-natural, unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp cinnamon
a pinch of salt
In a nonmetal bowl combine oats, brown sugar, applesauce, cinnamon and salt. Stir in milk; cover and chill for 8 to 24 hours.
To serve, transfer oatmeal mixture to a medium saucepan. Heat just to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5-8 minutes or until oatmeal is done, adding additional milk if desired and stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat. Add your favorite mix-ins. Serve with additional milk, if desired. Yield: 2 servings (1 1/4 cup each).
Nutrition Information (per serving): 440 calories; 4 g. fat; 5 mg. cholesterol; 345 mg. sodium; 81 g. carbohydrate; 9 g. fiber; 15 g. protein
Result: Sooo delicious! While they’re not 100% “overnight” and do require some stove time, they reheat well and the cook time is MUCH reduced from traditional stove top steel cut oats. The sweetness is right on and you don’t need any add-ins…it’s fabulous as is! This is also extremely filling…hello, 9 grams of fiber! Enjoy![/print_this]
While dinner was not homemade last night, Kroger did serve up a pretty mean spicy salmon roll. I was rather impressed – delicious! 😀
I always workout after work on Tuesdays, before weigh-in, however I am having some pretty severe pain in my right foot. It all started in the Vegas airport while heading home, after a LONG day of running and walking. I’m afraid my flat feet in ballet flats and flip flops all weekend are showing their disapproval of my abuse. 🙁 As far as I can tell, it is plantar fascitis rearing its ugly head. I haven’t had an “injury” making exercise a challenge in a LONG time. I may pound out a few quick minutes on the elliptical, but running is out of the question. We shall see…
Question: What are you having for breakfast this morning? 🙂